A unique mullein species (Verbascum bombyciferum). Large, broad basal growth of thick, pale green leaves. As plants mature, they form sturdy, furry white stalks with large yellow flowers that bees and other beneficial pollinators love to snack on. This is definitely a show stopper in the garden when in flower. One plant can encompass an area of three square feet. Foliage can also used for tea (or a toilet paper substitute).
Silk Mullein is a biennial plant that will produce harvestable leaf material in approximately 90-120 days when seeded in ideal soil and climate conditions. Plants typically produce flowering trunks in their second year of growth, but it's not unheard of for early transplanted/fall transplanted first year plants to also flower.